Cherokee Ridge Alpine Trail is a 3.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Dadeville, Alabama that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Beautiful trail, well signed, pretty lake views, most scenic trail in Alabama
I took the 4 mile trail with my dog and it had some nice views. The terrain is moderate. Overall it's a nice trail for a day hike.
nice trail. nothing spectacular but lots of neat stuff to look at.
This trail is a quick 30 minute drive from Auburn and is great for a quick day trip if you want a change from Chewacla. We took our dogs - the first half had plenty of shade and 2 inlets for them to swim in, but the second half goes back to the top of the ridge and gets more sunny and a little more difficult. So take plenty of water for yourself and the pups.
The main view from the top of the parking lot is beautiful, and the couple views of the lake are also nice. Otherwise, it's just a nice quiet hike in the woods.
About a half mile from the parking lot is where you run into the first inlet. It would actually be a great spot to take picnic, take kayaks out, and just hang out for a few hours.
This trail is also extremely well marked and has many emergency access trails.
If you are going to choose between this and the Deadening Alpine Trail, the Deadening is better
Good trail with some moderately steep sections to deal with (towards the end, you run perpendicular with the elevation making for a good leg workout). Good views and decent traffic on a Saturday afternoon. We did the Cherokee Ridge Alpine Loop Trail, and will be back soon for the others.
This was an awesome hike with beautiful views of the lake. Would love to go in early April to see all the azaleas blooming! Will do again!
Good first hike of the year!!
Great views of Beautiful Lake Martin.
moderately challenging. beautiful scenery.
One of many trails originating from this location. All are excellent!
Hiked the 3-mile north trail today. This section, in my opinion, has some of the best scenic views of all the Cherokee Ridge trails and some good natural features along the trail.
One of my favorites!
A great place to get away for a little while. Highly recommend!